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Gourmet au Bay

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913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-875-9875
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Outdoor Seating
Description: Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections...
Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Great place to try some wine, sit outside and watch the bay. Stopped here a couple of times during our vacation. To samples some wines, buy some wine for home, and to have some while sitting outside on a nice cool afternoon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to try some wine, sit outside and watch the bay. Stopped here a couple of times during our vacation. To samples some wines, buy some wine for home, and to have some while sitting outside on a nice cool afternoon.

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Majorca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great place for cheese and wine with great views to the view. We stop there by recommendation and it was more than we expected the place has great views to the bay. We got chance to chat with the Lady owner and great hostess being from Spain but living in Ireland we got to talk a bit about travels and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stop here every visit to Bodega Bay. The staff is so friendly. I can't say enough wonderful things about this place. So nice to sit on the deck and sip come wine while taking in the bay.

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Stilwell, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stopped in for a bit and a sip and were not disappointed. The wines were really quite nice and the cheese plate ample and fresh. We ended up buying a bottle of what we sampled. Friendly staff, nice views, outdoor seating.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I wanted to find a spot to drink some wine and soak in the views of beautiful Bodega bay before we headed to dinner with some family. This place was wonderful! The wine guy was charming and very nice. The wines were delicious and unique! We would come back here a million times over. Such a great... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great little place in Bodega Bay, serving food pairings with delicious wines. You can get a glass or a flight. And the wife has a cute little boutique within. So, shop while you sip!! Then sit outside and enjoy the view of the water!!! Perfect getaway!!

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Calistoga, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Always an excellent well-chosen array of wine flights served on a surf-board tray. Great cheese platters, too.

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Windsor, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Wonderful little wine bar with a patio that overlooks Bodega Bay. Good selection of white, rose or red wine by the glass or if you have a group, purchase a bottle and pour. Very relaxing on that patio, warm sun, 65 degrees, sipping nice wine with a killer view (including seals bobbing up and down) of the bay. Whats not... More 

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Northern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Had a chance to sample some great wine while sitting on the deck and looking out on the bay. Great little shop with fun gifts!

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San Fran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stopped here to pick-up a couple of bottles of wine and stayed to enjoy the sunset looking over the bay. Wine is a little pricey but good selection. Also make sure to ask about the free corkage coupon for some of the local restaurants (generally one per restaurant per night).

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Additional Information about Gourmet au Bay

Address: 913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Phone Number: +1 707-875-9875
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Wine Bar

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 707-875-9875

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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